Small little momentary pleasures hold us back. We miss something. Its the pleasure that binds us, not the pain.

The pleasure hungry mind just goes on and on with the same old patterns. I am tired of this now. The mind is very sneaky and sticky. It sneaks out and sticks to something, trying hard to squeeze out some juice from something apparently juicy.It hopelessly fails every single time and yet it goes on and on.

The funniest part is that the mind keeps on fooling itself all the time and yet we are stuck to it, so bothered and feverish in anticipation of a so called pleasant experience!

Vasistha says, "Foolishness invites sorrow. Foolishness is bondage. O holy one! One who is bound thinks he is free in his foolishness! Though all that exists in the three worlds is but the self, to one who is firmly established in foolishness all that is but the expansion of foolishness".

Its high time that I just sit back and laugh..silently.


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    Sunita said...

    What is the reason for this venting? Will you not share it with us? :-)

  1. ... on November 9, 2008 at 8:03 AM  
  2. Anonymous said... beautiful...
    ...was going thru the same the answer now!!

  3. ... on November 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM  
  4. bhaw said...

    Jai Gurudev Bhaiya
    Very very true, it resonates Bigtime
    This is exactly what I am constantly reminding myself for the past some days
    Bhaiya but this knowledge alone is not enough!!!
    The mind will still remain stuck!!!
    Then they say "Surrender"

  5. ... on November 9, 2008 at 6:28 PM  
  6. Random Reflections said...

    beautifulRashmin. and particularly relevant to me as I read the Yoga Vasishta regularly and also allow the mind to "go small" in search of pleasures now and then. It is interesting to watch the tail of pain follow the head of pleasure.

    Jai Guru Dev,

  7. ... on November 9, 2008 at 10:45 PM  
  8. bhaw said...

    oh bhaiya..I feel so blessed, just saw all the videos of your intro talk on Youtube
    Amazing, bhaiya i have never really heard your intro talk and had heard so much about you!!
    Oh you are sooooo cute...
    Answered so many questions .
    Ah you are just toooo shweet .
    jai Gurudev

  9. ... on November 10, 2008 at 5:04 AM  
  10. Anonymous said... ne ....document pathavalele disate..

  11. ... on November 10, 2008 at 7:18 PM  
  12. Vini V said...

    had a blast with gowri di s first yes plus in mysore. saw ur intro talk.. it was so gud.when we feel low we listen to it ..hi hi.jgd bhaiya

  13. ... on November 11, 2008 at 3:58 PM  
  14. Niranjana said...

    reading you for the first time bhaiya. it is so beautifully reading. Infact i was being fooled by my mind nowadays. awareness dawns with this post
    Jai Gurudeva:)

  15. ... on November 13, 2008 at 10:13 AM